Colour-charged corners, honey-hued palaces, and unending desert, there is more to Rajasthan, aptly named the Land of Kings. A hidden gem in a glittering crown, Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is one among the popular draws for avid tourists. 

Seated on the southwestern end of the highest plateau-like mountain of the Aravalli Hills, travellers never run short of places to visit in Mount Abu. If you are the one yearning to find some respite from the scorching sun and arid terrain, the best is to make your way to this whimsical place. 

History & Ancient Myths

Mount Abu, which was named Arbudaanchal in ancient times, is believed to be a sacred place where sage Vashistha, after facing differences with sage Vishvamitra retired to the southern spur of this hill town. There are some legends that state that there was a serpent named Arbuda who saved the life of Nandi, Lord Shiva’s bull after which this mountain was named Arbudaranya which later became Abu.

Taking a look at its history, Mount Abu was a favourite destination for royal families who visited this travel spot for leisure. The medieval bungalows and magnificent forts tell tales of natives belonging to the upper echelons of the bygone era who left behind primordial structures, many of which have turned into extravagant hotels. One among the top places to visit in Mount Abu, these heritage properties are worth witnessing. 

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 Things to do! 

Ideal spot for honeymooners and eager roamers, Mount Abu tourist places make it stand out from the rest. Offering the travellers with numerous things to do, one of the fascinating experiences that one must partake in are:  

  • Enjoying a languid boat ride across the Nakki Lake
  • Trekking to Guru Sikhar, the highest peak of Aravalli 
  • Spotting exotic wildlife at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Witnessing a romantic sunset from Sunset Point
  • Engaging in the thrills of crocodile and bird watching at Travors Tank 
  • Taking pleasure in Mount Abu sightseeing

Mount Abu History & Ancient Myths Dilwara Temples

Must-See Attractions 

If Mount Abu's famous places are something you have been on the lookout for, you must know that there are ample places to visit in Mount Abu. While your stay, do visit its captivating locales, make your way to 

Dilwara Temples

One of the most remarkable places to visit in Mount Abu, Dilwara Jain Temples feature engaging temple art. Possessing rare beauty, the marble architecture characterizing delicate engravings and flawless stonework truly arrests the eyes.

St. Saviour’s Church

The rare charm of the St. Saviour’s Church transports the onlookers to the olden times. This architectural wonder dating back to the British era is a treat to the eyes. Pretty similar to a scene from a fairy-tale, visiting this place is sure to offer you the desired solace. 

Toad Rock

A famous landmark and one of the most intriguing places to visit in Mount Abu, the Toad Rock will leave you wondering. Said to look a lot similar to a toad sitting by the lake just about to hop, this natural rock formation is quite a sight.  

Guru Shikhar-

Located at the northeast end of the Mout Abu plateau, Guru Shikhar is the highest point of the hill station. Opening to spectacular though often hazy views of the surroundings, this tourist hotspot tops the list of places to visit in Mount Abu. 

Achalgarh Fort- an impressive fortification worth exploring Anchalgarh Fort is an astounding structure situated on a mountain top. Exuding indefinable architectural brilliance, it is considered one of the most popular places to visit in Mount Abu. 

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What to eat?

If one talks about the famous food of Mount Abu, the lip-smacking Dal Bati Churma, Laal Maas, Gatte Ki Khichdi, Bajre Ki Roti and Pyaaz Ki Kachori are delicacies that are going to leave you asking for more. After relishing a luscious meal, sink your teeth in sugary Ghevar topped with mava or malai. Malpua, tracing its existence back to the time of Raja Rajwadas, this tempting sweet dish featuring a mix of milk, flour, khoya, and sprinkled with dried fruits is another dessert that will make you drool. 

When to visit? 

Attracting herds of tourists round the year, Mount Abu's best time to visit is in the summer months. Starting from April till June is the perfect time to visit this delightful destination. 

 Where to stay? 

You might get to find a few resorts in Mount Abu. Yet if you wish to enjoy this offbeat location to the fullest, the best pick is sure to be Hotel Aravali, Club Mahindra Holidays associate property. Boasting modern amenities and state-of-the-art facilities, Hotel Aravali offers its guests a comfortable and memorable stay. 

Toad Rock Guru Shikhar

How to Reach Mount Abu? 

By air: Maharana Pratap Airport at Udaipur is the nearest airport to Mount Abu. You can also get down at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport at Ahmedabad, located 221 km away. Both these airports are well-connected to major cities in India.

By train: Nearest railhead is at Abu Road- 32 km away. There are regular trains to Abu Road from Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and other major cities.

By road:  Taking up a regular bus can also be a good option, as both private and government buses ply between Mount Abu and Jaipur, Udaipur, and Delhi.

Over the years, Mount Abu tourism has improved leaps and bounds, making way for more and more travellers yearning to discover the marvels of this enticing locale. Extremely vivid and splendorous this alluring destination offers a much-needed break to unplug from the chaotic cityscape. 

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Famous food of Mount Abu

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